An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday convicted two persons to a total of 41 years iimprisonment for conspiring and robbing at gun point one Mary Adwoa Blessing,a Mobile Money Transfer operator of an amount of GHc6,171.00.
The two: Elvis Omane Boama 33 year old Carpenter was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment while Daniel Osei 28 year old would also serve 20 years imprisonment in hard labour.
They both pleaded guilty to the charges, and were convicted by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh on their own plea.
The facts of the case as presented by Chief Superintendent Duuti Truaruka was that, the complainant is a MTN mobile money transfer operator residing at Teshie, while the convicts Elvis and Daniel both resides at Sowutuom.
He said on February 6, at about 1330 hours, the two armed with a locally manufactured pistol and a dagger attacked the complainant at her shop at Anomantu, a suburb of Teshie.
He told the court that the convicts who were using a motorbike stopped in front of the complainant’s shop, entered, fired a shot through the ceiling and ordered her to surrender all monies on her to them.
The prosecution said for fear of being killed or harmed, the complainant showed them where the money was kept and Elvis took an amount of GHc6,171.00, and they both run away with it.
According to Ghana News Agency report, the complainant raised an alarm and with the assistance of two police officers around and some neighbours, the two convicts were chased and arrested.
He said one locally manufactured pistol, six live cartridges, one empty cartridge, and the amount of GHc6,171.00 were retrieved form Elvis and the dagger retrieved from Daniel.
A search later conducted in Elvis’s room revealed a box containing 18,65mm; two and half inches Trust live cartridges, three export 32 SAGA live cartridges, and a part of a dagger.
The prosecution also told the court that investigations disclosed that, the convicts who are close friends hatched the plan to carry out the operation about two weeks ago, and so on Monday February 6, met at Teshie Tsuibleoo to execute the plan.
He said in their investigative caution statement, they both admitted the offences.